Wednesday, February 11, 2015
8 Couple's Sleep Positions and What They Say About your Relationship
We have read before, see post, about how the way you sleep with your partner says a lot about your relationship. Now we get to see a more scientific approach as a new study has revealed the 8 most common sleep positions for couples. The result shows that the highest percentage of couples sleep back-to-back without touching.
In addition, psychologist Corrine Sweet, who carried out the study on behalf of a bed specialist says the sleep positions speaks volumes about the state of a relationship. Check out the 8 different sleep positions below and what they say about your relationship...
Liberty: Back-to-back without touching
Some 27 per cent sleep in this position with plenty of space keeping them apart. Ms Sweet said that couples who adopt the Liberty are: 'Connected and secure in themselves, this position shows both closeness and independence in the relationship.'
Cherish: Back-to-back touching
'A quarter of pairs (23 per cent) like to sleep separately, facing different directions - and is often a sign of a new romance.
Ms Sweet said that it means that, 'both partners are relaxed and comfortable with one another – this is often common in new relationships.'
Spooning: Front-to-back touching
The classic loving sleep position although one of the most famous, is only adopted by a fifth (18 per cent) of couples.
Ms Sweet said it's a 'traditional position' and demonstrates a dynamic, 'where one partner takes a protective stance over the other.'
Lovers’ knot: Face-to-face,
The most complex position in which a couple lies facing each other, with their legs and arms intertwined for ten minutes before they separate, is a sign of relationship strength.
Yet only eight per cent adopt this complex position. Ms Sweet said it's, 'a compromise between intimacy and independence, allowing for the best of both worlds.'
Superhero: Starfish position
Women may hold out for a hero but when it comes to going to bed it's the last thing you need.
Some three per cent of selfish sleepers adopt the starfish position, pushing the other partner so they're hanging off the bed.
Ms Sweet's verdict is that: 'One partner dominates the space, while the other takes a secondary role.'
The romantic: Resting head on chest
This intimate posture, in which one partner rests their head on their partner's chest, while their legs are intertwined is often seen in early relationships.
Adopted by four per cent of couples Ms Sweet explained it 'represents vibrant, passionate or rekindled love.
Pillow talk: Face-to-face without touching
With space between them but their bodies mirroring each other, only three per cent of couples lie in the pillow talk position.
But Ms Sweet noted that it could indicate an emotionally demanding union. 'This position shows a need for intimacy and close communication.'
The Lovers: Face-to-face with legs intertwined all night
There's a reason only two per cent of pairs lsleep lying so closely intertwined. Ms Sweet said that although it's 'romantic and very intimate, this position also shows a lack of independence from each other.'
Despite sleep studies showing that 94 per cent of couples who spend the night in contact with each other are happy with their relationship, Ms Sweet believes autonomy in the bedroom is no bad thing.
And considering 25 per cent of couples argue in bed because they are kept awake by their partners, it's no surprise one in five British couples choose to sleep in separate beds.
Read more - Daily Mail
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